Search for dissertations about: "caste"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 swedish dissertations containing the word caste.

  1. 1. Experience and Identity : A Historical Account of Class, Caste, and Gender among the Cashew Workers of Kerala, 1930–2000

    University dissertation from Historiska Media

    Author : Anna Lindberg; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; cashew factories; cashew workers; experience; identity; effeminization; housewifization; dowry; marriage; breadwinner wages; gender discourses; gender ideologies; trade unions; women; gender; caste; class; Quilon; India; Kerala; Sociology; Sociologi; Social and economic history; Ekonomisk och social historia;

    Abstract : Since the 1930s female cashew workers have constituted a majority of the registered workers in the South Indian State of Kerala and today number some 200,000. This group challenged the stereotypical view of Third World women because they were organized into unions, worked in the formal sector, and were literate. READ MORE

  2. 2. Caste transformation. A case study on Vellalah identity in relation to the Tamil nation project in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

    University dissertation from Göteborg : School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

    Author : Bahirathy Jeeweshwara Räsänen; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Vellalah identity; nation project; Tamils; caste; transformation; narratives; identification premise; Jaffna; cultural schema; mental structure; LTTE; war; Sri Lanka;

    Abstract : The study explores the meanings and practices associated with Vellalah identity in relation to the Tamil nation project in Jaffna, in the northern part of Sri Lanka, with a focus on caste transformation. Given that caste is a culturally sensitive identity and practice of Tamils, the inescapable engagement with the Tamil nation project is investigated here via a case study on Vellalah, the protagonist and hegemonic caste among Tamils. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Role of Adult Literacy in Transforming the Lives of Women in Rural India: Overcoming Gender Inequalities Comparative case studies in Bhilwara District Rajasthan & Howrah District West Bengal India

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Education, Stockholm University

    Author : Khaleda Gani Dutt; Stockholms universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; adult literacy; empowerment; transformation; rural women; caste; marginalized; International and Comparative Education; internationell och jämförande pedagogik;

    Abstract : The Indian diaspora is woven around castes, languages, dialects, religions- a young nation boasting of an ancient civilization in which inequalities are deeply ingrained in its culture and traditions. Although vital government interventions have succeeded in increasing the literacy rate of women in both urban and rural areas general household characteristics such as income, caste, occupation and education attainments of parents still continue to determine access, attendance, completion and learning outcomes of girls and women from severely disadvantaged communities. READ MORE

  4. 4. Theories of Public in Political Philosophy : A study of critical traditions and social transformation

    University dissertation from Chandigarh, India : Panjab University

    Author : Siddharth Chadha; Uppsala universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Political Philosophy; Caste; Critical Theory; Filosofi; Philosophy;

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  5. 5. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati. The Context and Significance of a Modern Hindu Personalist

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Ferdinando Sardella; Sardella Ferdinando; Uppsala universitet.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2010]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology History of religion; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi Religionshistoria; Religionshistoria; History of Religions; Modern Hinduism; Vaishnavism; Bhakti; Vivekananda; Bengal Renaissance; bhakti; Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati; Bengal intellectual life; Bhaktivinoda; caste; Chaitanya doctrines; colonialism; Gaudiya Math; globalization; India religion 20th century; missionaries; modern Hinduism; postcolonialism; Vaishnavism Vishnuism; Vedanta; worship Hinduism ;

    Abstract : This study explores the life and work of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati (1874-1937), a Vaishnava guru of the school of Chaitanya (1486-1534), who, at a time that Hindu non-dualism was most prominent, managed to establish a pan-Indian movement for the modern revival of traditional personalist bhakti that today encompasses both Indian and non-Indian populations throughout the world.To most historians, the period between 1815 and 1914 is known as Britain’s Im-perial Century, when the power of British cultural influence was at its height, most especially in Calcutta, India, the jewel of the British crown. READ MORE